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surviving presidents, george bush and george w. bush were all -- were unable to attend. president obama began addressing the crowd a few moments ago. >> we rightly and best remember dr. king's soaring oratory that they. how he gave a mighty voice to the quiet hopes of millions, how he offered a celebration path -- salvation path. his words along to the ages. investing a power and prophecy unmatched in our times. >> our correspondent is in washington at the celebrations. can you give us a flavor of the atmosphere there today? >> it is a very special atmosphere. tens of thousand of people turned up in spite of the bad weather. john lewis, the only man, civil rights activist, who stood here 50 years ago with mart luther king. we had actors, jamie foxx and oprah winfrey spoke. all very well receed from this ry mixed crowd, but as you can imagine, the stars here were the three presidents. you don't get to see three presidents speaking in the space of 45 minutes that often and the biggest of them all, we can still see behind me the first african-american president here in the united states, b
and continued through george bush's years in office, 2008. >> president obama inherited the recession in 2009 and lasted for six months. it officially ended in june of 2009, president obama's first term. when the recession hit in 2007, unemployment was at 4.7%. today, it is at 7.4%. so, unemployment is still 2.7% higher than what it was before the great recession, 2007-2009. item, job losses. during the 2007-2009 reception, 8.7 million jobs were lost, but since 2009 end, 6.7 million jobs have been created over the four-year period, 2009 to 2013. that means we are still at a deficit of 2 million jobs. >> do you have the impression sitting here as five auditors? >> i hope not. >> you want to do anything with these numbers before we all collapse of bored em? >> ? >> all of us who work in print and media have seen what happens with the seismic changes like amazon and the new internet economy that we are in. this also offers a lot of opportunities. jeff bazo's taking over the washington post, for example. he understands distribution, how to get books out right away. the post knows newspapers. >> t
don't think about him anymore. what does k.g.b. thug mean? wasn't the first george bush the head of the c.i.a.? >> nobody ever called george bush a thug. >> maybe that's the point. by the way, i don't know anything that putin has done thuggish. >> rose: really? >> he just has a terrific wit. personally. what has he done? >> rose: well, i don't know. >> has he killed anybody? >> rose: well, a lot of journalists have had a hard time in russia. you might argue that the head of russia would be relentless in making sure that that was not circumstances that he would find acceptable in russia. political opponents,, khodorkovsky, look at the whole range of people who challenged putin and found themselves in a very bad place. >> that's correct. the editor of the russian newspaper, the most opposition -- >> rose: this is one gorbachev had some interest in for a sfwhil >> he owns 10%. four or five of its correspondents have been assassinated or killed. four or five. >> rose: by whom? >> here's the answer. >> the leadership of the newspaper, the editors of this newspaper do not believe for a
this eight years, george bush held 40 such events, despite welcoming the array of champs mr. obama never forgets his personal loyalties. he attend ed the 2010 opening day for the washington nationals and donned a white sox cap to throw out the first pitch, more lob than fastball. >> even though the team he is honoring isn't from chicago, even if he beat chicago, president is not shy about mentioning that he wasn't on rooting for the team that won; that he was rooting for his hometown teams. >> at today's celebration of the miami dolphins, the president had to make a painful acknowledgment about his beloved "chicago" bears. >> i hosted the bears in the south lawn. they missed their chance to have a visit and i called them the greatest team ever but i mean, take it with a grain of salt. [laughter] >> of course american presidents have a long tradition of paying attention to sports. news hour political editor christina belatoni. >> george bush was part owner in the texas rangers franchise and he would be seen going to the game and talk about the game. it goes back further than that. her bet
with by the way, i don't think there's much difference between president obama and george bush. i think in this sense what we've seen in terms of his reforms and his openness to transparency is probably something that is political. there's a usa today pew poll that showed that people underage 29 are absolutely appalled by what happened, and let's figure it, midterm elections coming up, a presidential election in 2016, and democrats need young people to vote for them, and youngsters do not like what happened. they think it was appalling. >> the big flip-flop. this is what president obama said two months ago on june 7th. this was prior to his nsa reform announcement. >> in the abstract you can complain about big brother and how this is a potential program run amuck but when you actually look at the details, then i think we've struck the right balance knew. now, given what we know about surveillance and the nsa's behavior, do you think the right balance between privacy and security has been struck? >> yes, i certainly do. i actually happen to be in favor of this kind of a program because i
working in intelligence while serving in the air force. former president george w. bush appointed him as a member of the cia in 2006. his mission was to strengthen information gathering capabilities. hayden oversaw the controversial surveillance of domestic communication carried out without warrants. snowden's case he said is very different from any other information leak in the past. >> it's not a glass of water or a bucket of water or a cup of water. that's bad enough. what snowden revealed is what i call the plumbing. he revealed how it isry acquire information and the sources and the methods we use to go out and get this data for the safety and for the liberty of american citizens. >> snowden first took refuge in hong kong before flying to moscow. he suspects that snowden may have leaked confidential information to officials in china and russia. >> i do know both the chinese and the russian services are sophisticated. and therefore i have every expectation that we will be using all the tools available to them if they thought that in these computers or thumb drives or disks or what
! this is george bush 41. >> he's a great guy. >> rose: but he played fast golf. >> very. >> rose: her is ronald reagan. >> these are are like white house dinners. >> rose: here again with the bushes. here again with -- who's the lady in white? >> oh, she happens to be the queen. (laughter). >> rose: and so here we go with some trophies. >> various ryder cup. >> rose: what is the ryder cup. >> it's a great international competition. >>> rose: there's more enthusiasm for it than -- >> well, i hope so. i've always been a big thinker that the more international competition we can create through sports the better relationships we'll have with countries. >> rose: the more common ground we can find. >> exactly! >> rose: the better off we'll be when push comes to shove. >> that's right. that's the name of the game. >> rose: so here you are with bill clinton. clinton here, clinton here. now he loves golf. >> he's a great guy! whatever your politics are. >> rose: what's his golf. >> well, the ball just didn't have a zip code on it. (laughs). >> rose: wherever he was driving the ball, it wasn't necessaril
administrations and 24% during the george w. bush years. do women have a right to expect more, even much more, from president obama? without their support, he would not have been elected in the first place nor re-elected in the second. your turn. >> women have right to expect more. they did expect more seeing second term with the boys club reasserting itself is really discouraging and no where more discouraging than in larry summers' perspective leadership at the fed. larry, girls want do math summers, really? the economic crisis in this country, not to mention has complete contempt for the women who have worked under him including let's never forget brooksly who tried to warn larry and robert rubin about impending financial crisis they were incredibly sneering and mocking and undermining it. can we see some progress here not just for women but for our whole country. >> i don't think that americans by and large think in terms of quota. it is ironic that an administration that things in quota, is that begins to be caught on its own argument not living up to what it professes to believe. >> let
of the office of legal counsel in the justice department during the george w. bush administration. welcome to both of you. >> thank you. >> james bamford, we heard earlier this gwen's discussion about new revelations what, do you think of those and what do they tell us about this role of the fisa court? >> these new revelations are really an expansive look at a much more expansive eavesdropping capability. we looked before at the telephone and the e-mail. now, this is pretty much the internet. and it's very worrisome in the sense that people when they communicate on the internet are communicating basically their thoughts, their deepest thoughts in their minds a lot of times. their thoughts sometimes that they don't want to share with anybody else. if you have this megacollection that's going oagain, it raises will the question of what oversight is there and what checks and balances are there? we didn't see there were very many checks and balances on the other systems. and maybe the same thing applies here. >> brown: we'll walk through some of those issues, but first, generally, what's your
secretary michael chertoff, who worked closely with mueller during george w. bush's administration. and julian zelizer. he's a princeton university professor of history and public affairs, and is the author of a book on the politics of national security. secretary chertoff, it's been said that director mueller had to oversee the transformation of the f.b.i. from a crime-fighting agent city to a national security one. in practical term what is did that mean? what had to change at the f.b.i.? >> well, of course, the f.b.i. continues to be a crime fighting mission but intelligence and prevention have to be equal priorities with prosecuting and punishing crimes after that they occur and that meant creating a career path that will foster the development of an intelligence capability. it meant to some degree centralizing the activities of what used to be a widely decentralized agency so you could have a coordinated approach to dealing with counterterrorism and perhaps most important it meant taking the f.b.i. overseas, putting them into the field, getting them involved, working side by s
published today in the "journal of the american medical association." former president george w. bush underwent a successful heart procedure today in texas. doctors at a dallas hospital placed a stent in a blocked artery. the blockage was discovered on monday during the former president's annual physical. mr. bush is 67 years old. he's expected to be released tomorrow. president obama has renewed his push for mortgage reform. in phoenix today, the president called for phasing out fannie mae and freddie mac, the government-backed mortgage giants. he said taxpayers should not have to suffer when lenders make poor decisions. >> we've got to encourage the pursuit of profit but' era of expecting a bailout after you pursue your profit and you don't manage your risk well, well, that puts the whole country at risk. we're ending those days. we're not going to do that anymore. ( applause ) >> reporter: the president said he wants the private sector to assume most of the risk while continuing to offer the popular 30-year mortgage. wall street gave up ground today over warnings of weaker profits.
the 1964 campaign with lyndon johnson and barry goldwater, to the 2000 election between george w. bush and al gore, jack germond didn't miss a single one. he got his start reporting on national politics for gannett newspapers in 1961, rising to become washington bureau chief. in 1974 he joined the washington star, launching a column with jules witcover. the two moved to the baltimore sun after the star folded. the pair also wrote four books about presidential elections. germond was among the journalists portrayed in timothy crouse's "boys on the bus," written about the press coverage of the 1972 presidential campaign. crouse described germond as a little cannonball of a man, 44 years old, with a fresh, leprechaunish face, a fringe of white hair around his bald head, and a pugnacious, hands-on-hip manner of talking. many americans would become familiar with germond's cantankerous style from his television appearances, including "the mclaughlin group," where he was a regular panelist. in 2000, germond sat down with former "newshour" correspondent terry smith to discuss how covering polit
-- george w. bush-- was unable to attend today, as he recovers from a recent heart procedure. instead, he issued a statement saying: the moment that dr. king delivered his famous address-- with the appeal to "let freedom ring"-- was marked by a bell- ringing ceremony. that set the stage for the first african american president, who said the struggle for economic opportunity remains the nation's great unfinished business, but he voiced hope. there's a reason why so many who marched that day, and in the days to come, were young-- for the young are unconstrained by habits of fear, by the conventions of what is. they dared to dream differently, to imagine something better. and i am convinced that same imagination, the same hunger of purpose, stirs in this generation. we may not face the same dangers of 1963, but the fierce urgency of now remains. we may never duplicate the swelling crowds and dazzling procession of that day so long ago-- no one can match king's brilliance but the same flame can light the heart of all who are willing to take a first step towards justice. i know that flame rema
by president george h.w. bush. the civil rights measure made it illegal to discriminate against people with disabilities, including by unnecessarily forcing them to live in segregated settings in order to access government services. but the states, who have much of the responsibility to provide care for those with disabilities, moved slowly to comply. that's because of limited funds and-- what experts say-- is a lingering bias. jennifer mathis, director of programs at the bazelon center for mental health law in washington. >> change is hard. because you have years and years of service systems that were premised on a different vision about the capabilities of people with disabilities that didn't envision people with disabilities as living regular lives the same kinds of lives that the rest of us, having families, having jobs. >> reporter: so even after the a.d.a. became law, many people with disabilities were not being moved by the states out of large institutions and into homes and community-based programs. in response, in 1999, the supreme court handed down the "olmstead decision," re
school and former special counsel to president george h.w. bush. welcome to you both to the newshour. mary price, let me start with you. you think these changes are good ideas. why? : absolutely. our criminal justice system has become addicted to solving our social and public safety problems with incarceration. today eric holder said the department recognizes that and says that we have to step away from using those kinds of policies. we can't incarcerate our way to public safety nor given the inequities, as we pointed out, should we do that. so i think it's significant that what he's saying with more flexibility in sentencing we can be safer and i think that's very important and something we need. >> woodruff: your argument is that this is less crime? >> our argument is that we're locking up too many of the wrong kind of people for too long for the wrong kinds of crimes. certainly -- i mean people who we are afraid of, people who are committing serious crimes, they ought to be incarcerated. we need to be kept safe. but as you pointed out, half of the people we're incarcerating are in
george h.w. bush. and here's part of the call from the influential southern baptist evangelist, billy graham: >> woodruff: that same night, president nixon spoke with defense secretary elliot richardson, whom he had just announced would become acting attorney general. in the speech, mr. nixon had said richardson would have full authority to name a special prosecutor to investigate the watergate affair, but on the phone, there was a different message. >> woodruff: a few weeks later, richardson appointed law professor archibald cox to be special prosecutor. here now to help us understand some of the historical context, we turn to veteran journalist and author marvin kalb who covered the watergate scandal. he is a senior adviser at the pulitzer center. and ken hughes. he studies recordings from the nixon presidency at the university of virginia's miller center. gentlemen, welcome to you both. marvin kalb, let me start with you. this is a tough day for president nixon. he had just asked his two top aides in the white house to leave-- h.r. halder man, and john ehrlichman. he had fired john
, george herbert walker bush was president of the united states, jim baker was secretary of state, and they debating going in driving saddam hussein from qu wait where back to baghdad. it won the support of 31 nations. it won the supportave democratic congress. it won the support of united nations, and it won the summit of the american people overwhelmingly. sp that is the way to do it. just because presidents have tried to short circuit it from grenada to iraq now to syria since, if anything that's a modeled for failure, judy. >> woodruff: should-- >> i would say, i'd be in favor of going to the congress. i do agree with that. i have no problem with that and i think this case is actually kind of similar to the iraq war of 1991 in that it was a clear violation of international norms. i'm not sure i'd want to wait for the whole process to play out before we did anything and the war powers act allows for this because that really does look like it delays our reaction so distantly from the atrocity. >> woodruff: but what about mark's point about having a-- more of a coalition, having
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